Kostov, Kire (1949), Macedonian composer, instrumentalist and conductor. He was born in Bitola. Since that period he actively participated in the Cultural entertainment of Bitola.
He was a member of many groups and orchestras"Skromni", Bigbend", KUD "Stiv Naumov and others. He continued his further education at the Music Academy in Belgrade and then at The Faculty of music in Skopje. In the period from 1970 to 1988 he was the first trumpet player and solist of the Dance orchestra of the former broadcasting Skopje and since 1988 until today its conductor. As the unique representative of former Yugoslavia, he participated in the "Big band of the European broadcasting, which was formed by instrumentalists of each country over Europe. He is author of about fifty compositions in orchestra performance from the field of jazz. From the field of the popular music he has got about three hundred titles as a composer" Fly my gull", "When you are gone"," Your eyes my son"," The son of God" "Secret of mine"," Illusion" and many others and as much as being organizer to other authors. He was one of the founders of the Children and teenagers festival Si -do which was held in Bitola from 1991-2000. He was artistic director of Interfest Bitola, the festival of popular music. He is winner of many rewards and recognitions. At the moment he is a conductor of The "Big band" of MRT and professor of chamber music -orchestra at the Faculty of music department.
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authors: Lence Andonovska, Naume Gorgievski, Blagoj Nikolov, Trajko Ognenovski, Gordana Pesevska, Aneta Stefanovska, Svetlana Taleska ; translation in english Vesna Milevska.
NIUL "St. Clement Ohridski": Municipality of Bitola